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Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors

5/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.
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Let’s Go to the Mall! NWF Gets Outside For National Parks Week

4/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

In honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary and National Parks Week, Department of the Interior employees took their kids to the mall.
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National Summit: Connecting Children and the Outdoors

4/10/2010 // By Christine Dorsey

Did you know that the average American child spends 53 hours per week staring at some kind of electronic screen? Today, National Wildlife Federation hosted a national summit on children and the outdoors to explore the indoor childhood problem and what we can all do at the local, state and federal level to halt this dangerous trend. Read more >

Want to Raise Environmentalists? Let Your Kids Go “Wild”

6/1/2006 // By Hannah Schardt

Several studies in recent years have shown that children who grow up exposed to nature reap psychological, emotional and physical rewards from that connection. Now, a new report has uncovered another benefit to childhood nature play: adult environmentalism. Researchers at […] Read more >